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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

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Address: Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
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Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction...

Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38

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Been on holiday a few times in this area but we waited for a " steaming " day to make a visit. It was well worth waiting for and made for a great day out. The machinery is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my afternoon here, it was fascinating to watch all the machinery working and gain a little understanding as to how to how it all worked, The impact the place had on Burton and the grandeur of the buildings was awesome. It was also great fun, I drove a steam driven vehicle for nearly 5 minutes and came... More 

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Thank Harriet169
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks. If you can think of any way in which we can improve our visitor experience please let us know. More 

Washington, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been on holiday a few times in this area but we waited for a " steaming " day to make a visit. It was well worth waiting for and made for a great day out. The machinery is fantastic and even if you don't have an engineering background you'll still love seeing the fantastic machines in action and talking to... More 

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Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

It really makes our efforts worthwhile when we meet people who appreciate the importance of our industrial heritage. More 

Dudley, West Midlands, England
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such an interesting place to visit and we were given a guided tour and full explanation of the various processes involved at this Victorian pumping station. Although there was no steaming on the day we were there the restored machinery was so impressive. Really worth visiting.

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Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks and we hope to see you at a steaming. More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hugely impressive to visit on a day when the big engines are running. Massive scale of the Victorian engineering and the restoration job done by volunteers demands respect. The workshops have also been beautifully brought back to life.

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Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks. We obviously believe passionately in preserving our industrial heritage but we are always pleased to meet others who feel the same. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting place to visit however I wouldn't recomend it for very young children as they would probably get bored very quickly.

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Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. On steaming days we have a play and dressing up area for our younger visitors and, of course, families can follow our "Rat Trail" More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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691 reviews
396 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Tamworth not far away from Claymills and have had the pumping station saved on my Trip Advisor must do list for well over a year but we had not got around to visiting. I noticed on Easter Sunday that they were having a steaming day so we took the opportunity to finally make a visit. Driving to... More 

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Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks. I was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and I hope that you will tell your friends. Best wishes. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday on a non Steam Day so there weren't many visitors. We were offered a guided tour with Jacob, one of the volunteers. Jacob gave us an excellent tour. He was very knowledgeable and it was obvious that he had a genuine interest and enthusiasm for all the equipment and engines. He made the visit very... More 

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Burton on trent
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When they have steam up the pump house is really spectacular the size and majesty of the fly wheels and beam.there is also the smithy and other smaller engines normally running.

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Thank Andrew R
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks. We obviously think that Claymills is really special but we value other peoples comments as we are always trying to improve the visitor experience. If you can think of any way in which we can improve please let us know. Best wishes Roy Barratt More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A wonderful insight into the ingenuity of Engineers of the past, also the way in which the whole site is being restored to its original workings by a dedicated group of workers and young engineers. Some of the machines were working but not in steam as the boilers are only used on certain days. My day out was to a... More 

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Thank N L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you like stationary engine's and belt driven workshops this place is epic. Check the website for steaming days as you will be staggered by the number of engine's able to run under steam. Two huge boilers still in use great trying to fire them. Well my visit was for a club AGM. What a great place to hold an... More 

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